Dr. Neil Macdonald presenting his paper at the Resilient York conference, 4 November 2016
Written by Sean Rawling, MA student in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings)
Resilient York was held at the University of York on Friday 4th November 2016. This one-day conference brought together a vast and varied array of national experts aiming to discuss the effects of York’s 2015 Boxing Day floods and how the city can be better prepared to deal with them in the future. Continue reading
Written by Angie Creswick
When asked to contribute an article for this month’s newsletter I initially did not know where to start, so much had happened since I emerged from my dissertation bubble last January. But the more I thought about the year, despite several interwoven strands of opportunities and experiences, there has been one theme I can’t ignore. Whether it be the upheaval in UK and US politics or in our world of conservation and the historic environment, the IHBC got it right when they chose their summer school theme ‘People Power! – Catalyst for Change’.
Last autumn, whilst writing up my research, I joined the University of York Heritage Planning Studio, a team of Conservation, Cultural Heritage Management and Buildings Archaeology postgraduate students who meet one afternoon a week to assist York Civic Trust with their planning casework. Continue reading
Written by Duncan Marks
Recent times have seen the closure of some of York’s most iconic shops and restaurants – Mulberry Hall, Scott’s Butchers, Cox’s Leather Shop, Bulmers, The Willows restaurant. As independent retailers, they have helped shape York’s individuality, and reader’s responses in the local Press show they will be dearly missed. In August 2014, Robson & Cooper, the leather emporium that had traded at 14 Lendal since 1911, was added to the list of departing stores following the death of its co-owner and manager, George Myerscough. Continue reading